Archive for the ‘Inspirational Ideas’ Category

Quotations IV

To be yourself in a world constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.
Allen Ginsberg

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child over 400 times a day.Martha Beck

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.
Og Mandino

If you hear a voice within you say, “You cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent van Gogh

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness into the light.
Jean Giraudoud

If you really want to,
you can hear me say
“Only if you want to
will you find a way.”
If you really want to
you can seize the day.
Only if you want to
will you fly away.
“Only If” by Enya

God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence. See the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Theresa

Happy is the friend who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future.
Arnold Glasgow

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand;
Write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.
Arabic proverb

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
James Matthew Barrie

Solitude begets whimsies.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

I have never found a companion so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau


Books for Inspiration

For a true dose of inspiration, go to the children’s department in your library or bookstore and find the following books. Search if you must, but get copies of them in your hands so you can open the book to eye candy:

A Seed Is Sleepy by author Dianna Hulls Aston, illustrated by Sylvia Long.
An Egg Is Quiet by the same author and artist.

These are spectacular works of creativity at its best. The detail in the artwork is quite remarkable and addicting, and the stories are rather sweet. Enjoy! Then go and create something!